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Radical Prostatectomy, External Beam Radiotherapy,or External Beam Radiotherapy With Brachytherapy Boost and Disease Progression and Mortality in Patients With Gleason Score 9-10 Prostate Cancer.
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A Cancer Resource for Patients, Caregivers and Clinicians – Comprehensive information about cancer with links to specific cancer websites. Information includes new diagnosis, symptom management, treatment, tips and clinical trials. Many also have one-on-one assistance.
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Detailed Information Sheets for Patients and Referring Physicians on Localized Prostate Cancer – Please find two informational sheets for patients and referring physicians from ASTRO and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Center (PCORI) based on findings from two localized prostate cancer comparative effectiveness studies comparing existing health care involvements to determine which work best for which patients and which pose the greatest benefits and harms.

Patients:
View the patient friendly information sheet

Referring Physicians:
View the clinician evidence brief

Virtual reality is helping surgeons plan procedures, but it may also calm patients before undergoing radiation therapy. READ MORE and VIEW VIDEO

Download this informational brochure on Prostate Cancer and Prostate Cancer Treatment
Want to hear the latest from Choice Cancer Care, stay up on the most recent news on cancer research, or get involved with an upcoming event? Read all the latest from Choice Cancer Care.

Pancreas and liver cancers are projected to surpass breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers to become the second and third leading causes of cancer-related death by 2030, respectively. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

Long-Term Results of the RTOG 0236 Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Trial Confirm the Modality’s.
Important Role in the Treatment of Early-Stage, Medically Inoperable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.Read More

AACR CANCER PROGRESS REPORT 2013: Immunotherapy
Decades of cancer research have fueled extraordinary medical, scientific, and technical advances that gave us the tools that we now use for the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Together these advances have helped save millions of lives in the United States and worldwide. As highlighted in the Special Feature on Immunotherapy below, one area that is beginning to revolutionize the treatment of certain cancers, and that holds incredible promise for the future, is immunotherapy…READ MORE

Problem: Patients, physicians and carriers need a simple, unbiased means to compare the cancer control rates of modern prostate cancer treatment methods. To solve this problem, we have assembled experts from key treating disciplines: Surgery, External Radiation, Internal (or Brachytherapy), High Frequency Ultrasound, and Proton Therapy to do a complete review study of the current literature on prostate cancer treatment. VIEW OR DOWNLOAD THE STUDY

Scalp cooling is a “viable and effective method” for preventing hair loss during cancer treatments and does not appear to pose a risk for scalp metastases. READ MORE

Patients need a simple means to compare the cancer control rates of modern prostate cancer treatment methods. To solve this problem, we have assembled experts from key treating disciplines: Surgery, External Radiation, Internal(or Brachytherapy), High Frequency Ultrasound, and Proton Therapy. The purpose of this work is to do a complete review study of the current literature on prostate cancer treatment…READ MORE

Six Tips for Talking to Someone with Cancer
Knowing what to say when someone tells you they have cancer – or what to say in the next week, month, or year – can be challenging…READ MORE

Art.Rage.Us.: Art and Writing by Women with Breast Cancer

By Jill Eikenberry and Terry Tempest. New York, NY: Chronicle Books, 1998.
Inspiring artwork and writing by breast cancer survivors, an outgrowth of an exhibit at the San Francisco Main Library Gallery sponsored by the Breast Cancer Fund, the American Cancer Society (San Francisco Bay Area), and the San Francisco chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

100 Questions and Answers About Breast Cancer
By Zora Brown, Harold P. Freeman, M.D., and Elizabeth Platt. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2007.
A breast cancer survivor and a practicing oncologist give both the patient’s and the doctor’s perspective in answering questions related to breast cancer, including treatment decisions and physical and emotional issues.

Be Prepared: The Complete Financial, Legal, and Practical Guide for Living with a Life-Challenging Condition
By David S. Landay. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press; 2001.
Offers advice on practical issues for anyone facing a life-challenging illness.

Cancer Has Its Privileges: Stories of Hope and Laughter
By Christine Clifford and Jack Lindstrom

Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book
By Susan M. Love, M.D., and Karen Lindsay. 3rd edition. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2000.
Candid, up-to-date, and reassuring information to help you make sense of your cancer diagnosis and treatment options.

Every Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, 2003.
Practical guidance and emotional support for coping with breast cancer, from diagnosis through recovery.

Everyone’s Guide to Cancer Therapy
By Malin Dollinger, M.D., Ernest H. Rosenbaum, M.D., Margaret Tempero, and Sean Mulvihill. 4th edition. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel, 2002.
An authoritative and thorough resource written for the general public explaining how cancer is diagnosed, treated, and managed day to day.

Humor After the Tumor
By Patty Gelman, with Leslie Zemsky, Illustrator

I’d Rather Do Chemo Than Clean Out the Garage
By Fran Di Giacomo

Informed Decisions
By Harmon J. Eyre, M.D., Dianne Partie Lange, and Lois B. Morris. 2nd edition. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2001.
A comprehensive guide from the American Cancer Society providing an excellent overview of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Not Now I’m Having a No Hair Day: Humor and Healing for People with Cancer
By Christine Clifford

Sexuality for Women and Their Partners
American Cancer Society, 2001. Available online at www.cancer.org.
Candid advice and information on how to restore and maintain intimacy during and after cancer treatment.

Spinning Straw into Gold: Your Emotional Recovery from Breast Cancer
By Ronnie Kaye. New York, NY: Fireside, 1991.
Straightforward advice from a psychotherapist and breast cancer survivor on dealing with emotional issues that may arise following your diagnosis.

Thanks for the Mammogram!
By Laura Jensen Walker

The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty
By Jimmie C. Holland, M.D., and Sheldon Lewis. New York, NY: Quill, 2001.
Compassionate advice on coping with cancer from a pioneer in the field of psycho-oncology.

When the Woman You Love Has Breast Cancer
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, 2000.
This booklet offers guidance to your partner on how to support your emotional needs during every stage of your breast cancer experience.

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